UPDATE 10:45am 05/01/13 -
Unsafe speed around a curve appears to be the cause of yesterday's crash that spilled an estimated 100,000 pounds of trash off Route 96A.
State police say 52-year old Thomas Tangry, of the Cayuga County town of Cato, was driving the truck when it overturned.
Tangry was uninjured but was taken by ambulance to Geneva General Hospital as a precaution. He was
checked there and released.
The truck, owned by Casella Waste Management, had come from Newfield, Tompkins County. It was on its
way to the Ontario County Landfill in the town of Seneca. Following the crash, the company sent workers to clean up the garbage. Tangry was ticketed for unsafe speed around a curve.
Just after 2PM Tuesday afternoon, a tractor trailer loaded with garbage overturned on Route 96A near the Kendaia Campgrounds in the town of Romulus. The truck was traveling north on 96A and came to rest on its side just off the east side of the highway.
Garbage was thrown over a large area.
The driver of the truck was taken by South Seneca Ambulance for treatment.
Route 96A between Smith Vineyard Road and Kendaia West Road was closed for a short time, then reopened to just a single lane of traffic.
Two large tow trucks are on the scene working to move the truck. New York State Police are investigating and have not released any information on the cause of the accident.
Ovid and Varick Fire Departments assisted at the scene.
Photos by Greg Cotterill, Finger Lakes News Radio.